Talha Talib, Pakistan’s top weightlifter has managed to grab the bronze medal at the Asian Championship in Tashkent in the 67kg event.
The weightlifter won the bronze medal for the best total in snatch that was 148kg on Monday night.
This is not the only achievement he unlocked at the Tashkent event, the 21-year-old young athlete also broke the national record for Pakistan along with bettering his personal best.
Talib finished fourth in the overall rankings with 315kg as the total weight lifted, while his clean and jerk was 167kg along with the snatch result.
The event had nine athletes and Talha did his best, however, he faced tough competition from China that took gold and silver.
Earlier in 2019, Talib had grabbed a gold medal for Pakistan at the South Asian Games that were initially sanctioned to carry points by the IWF for Olympic qualification ranking, but later the event was listed out of the ranking.
He won three gold in 2020, at the 6th Solidarity Championship in Tashkent that witnessed Talib at the top of the heap in 67kg with 140 snatch and 162 clean and jerk along with a total of 304 kg, but that happened to be the last event he competed in before the pandemic struck.
Talib wants to compete in the Olympics tournament.
From : pk.mashable.com